Cox gives talk in Washington, D.C.
John K. Cox, NDSU professor and department head of the Department of History, Philosophy and Religious Studies, gave an invited talk Oct. 7 at the East European studies program of the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars in Washington, D.C. The talk was titled, “Translating Ivan Cankar in the 21st Century: Historical and Literary Perspectives on Slovene Political and Social Evolution.”
Cox discussed his efforts to promote the translation of political and literary texts from earlier periods of Slovene history and works by Cankar that provide material for examination of the slow and meandering construction of the modern Slovene national idea.
Cox will speak on related aspects of Slovene nationalism and literature at the College of St. Scholastica in Duluth, Minn., in late October and at the 41st annual meeting of the American Association for the Advancement of Slavic Studies in Boston in mid-November.